With the rise of extremism around the world, the need to document human rights abuses is an increasingly urgent one. But who decides what to collect and who has access to collections? How do organizations navigate both controversial collections and dangerous settings? And how does the nature of a collection change when its primary goal is the preservation of human rights abuses? This session will examine different types of contemporary collecting around revolutionary events, protests, and truth and reconciliation efforts in Ukraine, Sri Lanka, and the United States, among other countries.